Director of Development
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Translational Genomics Research Institute Foundation (TGen) in the search for a Director of Development.
Reporting to the Vice President of Individual Giving, the Director of Development will secure individual gifts of $25,000 and above for the philanthropic goals of TGen. The Director of Development will be charged with program building including a sustainable pipeline and approach for overall portfolio health. The Director of Development will undertake mission-focused qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and will develop productive relationships with volunteers, faculty, and staff, engaging them in substantive activities to identify new prospects and leverage existing prospect relationships. Through the development and implementation of best practices, the Director of Development will contribute to TGen’s overall focus on a best-in-class fundraising operation.
The Translational Genomics Research Institute is dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases through cutting edge, translational, bench-to-bedside research. TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to its patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process.
TGen has joined forces with City of Hope to accelerate the speed with which scientists and medical staff convert research discoveries into cures for patients. The alliance is based on a simple premise: City of Hope provides a state-of-the-art clinical setting in which to advance genomic breakthroughs made by TGen. It is a collaboration that plays to the strengths of each organization. City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation, hematologic malignancies, select solid tumors, and diabetes. TGen, meanwhile, is a leader in applying genomic analysis and bioinformatics to drug development. Together, they are transforming the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Raising the philanthropic resources to fuel leading-edge research, compassionate clinical care, and the advancement of biomedical education and training is a vital component of the TGen/City of Hope model of success. The two philanthropic foundations collaborate on philanthropic goals, and the Chief Development Officer of TGen Foundation reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer at City of Hope. The shared culture is one of collaboration, accountability, and activation.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of relevant experience. Experience in biomedical sciences, health care or a complex medical or academic development setting is encouraged. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Translational Genomics Research Institute Foundation – to positively impact the lives of patients and their families – as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.